Beaune, Burgundy #2

Let’s continue our stroll through the beautiful medieval city of Beaune …

Collégiale Notre-Dame – early 12th century – of Romanesque influence.  We had no time to go inside unfortunately … would love to have seen the “very fine five hanging woollen and silk tapestries from the 15th century” …

The Hospices de Beaune or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy.  It’s now a museum.  The original building is one of the finest examples of 15th century French architecture – there again … we didn’t go inside but seeing photographs, the courtyard and other buildings look similar to the Hotel des Ducs de Bourgogne in my previous post ..

Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)

Porte St Nicolas, the north entrance to the city of Beaune …

Wine baskets for sale … hint .. hint .. my next post is wine tasting in Beaune ! 🙂


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3 Responses to Beaune, Burgundy #2

  1. Janet says:

    Mmmmm! Pity you had no time to go inside. That would have been pretty special. I’m interesed to find out what you thought about their wines! Are they that much better than ours? Look forward to your next post!

    • I know Janet .. being with a tour group with limited time in each place, you can’t see everything. Our mission in Beaune was to look for the de Montille wine mainly!!! (we have a bottle here, at home, but we don’t want to drink it until we can replace it! – logic thinking:) ) After going into every bottle store we came across, we’d run out of time .. but what we did was fun anyway!

  2. Firefly says:

    I think the one thing that amazes me most about places like this is the age. Their history is so much longer than ours

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